NEO Blockchain Platform Opens Seattle Office Headed by Ex-Microsoft Exec

Chinese blockchain platform NEO will open an office in United States city of Seattle, according to an official announcement shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 15. The new office will be headed by ex-Microsoft executive John deVadoss. The NEO Global Development (NGD) Seattle office will open and begin recruitment this month, purportedly allowing the company to …

Moscow Blockchain Cluster Needs Intellectual Property Mechanism, Says Expert

The Moscow-based blockchain innovation cluster needs a mechanism for assessing intellectual property, says the founder of blockchain platform Universa.io, Aleksandr Borodich. Borodich’s statements were reported by Russian news agency TASS on Feb. 15. The plans to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019 were initially announced by the Moscow municipal government earlier in …

Hyundai Commercial Partners With IBM to Accelerate Blockchain Development

Hyundai Commercial — a financial services subsidiary of leading South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai — has announced a partnership with American tech giant IBM to modernize its business model using blockchain. The news was announced on Feb. 13 at IBM’s annual tech and business conference “IBM Think 2019” in San Francisco, California. Hyundai Commercial is …

Canadian Judge Delays Decision on Legal Representation for QuadrigaCX Clients

A Canadian judge has delayed a decision on legal representation for customers of major Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. The news was tweeted by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Jack Julian on. Feb. 14. On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court reportedly brought together over “a dozen” lawyers who represent 115,000 cryptocurrency traders owed around …

Crypto Markets Trading Sideways With Slight Losses, April Gold Closes Slightly Down

Thursday, Feb. 14 — most major cryptocurrencies are trading sideways, with a few experiencing minor losses. The markets are seeing mixed signals as of press time, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading digital currency Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down 0.19 percent on the day, trading at around $3,620 at press …

Santander Enters $700 Million Deal to Use IBM’s Tech, Including Blockchain

One of Europe’s largest banks, Banco Santander, and tech giant IBM have announced an agreement to accelerate the bank’s development of technologies such as blockchain. The news was announced in a press release published on Feb. 13. The five-year global technology agreement is reportedly aimed at enhancing the financial institution’s services using emerging technologies — …